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Autumn Rain
Elinor's father forces her to marry old Baron Kingsley in exchange for money to pay off his debts. Kingsley wants to be envied for his wife among the elite of London Regency society. Elinor endures everything that Kingsley makes her do. He dresses her provocatively and takes her to social events, where Elinor's beauty causes a stir. Men start trying to seduce Elinor assuming that she must be interested because of her old husband. Viscount Bellamy T...
Falling Stars
In 1814 Regency England, Katherine Winstead thinks she is too plain and poor to ever attract a husband. She's surprised at the marriage proposal of Count Alexi, a Russian count. But with his sister, Galena's, urging, Katherine accepts and goes to live with them in their vast mansion in Russia. Katherine soon discovers she was being used. Alexi and Galena only want her to produce a child and cover up the true relationship between them. Katherine wa...
Fire and Steel
Catherine, the daughter of Eleanor and Roger, is an heiress whowill one day hold property in both England and Normandy. She is forced to marry Guy of Rivaux, a minor Norman lord, who Cat thinks is not worthy of her and more importantly, she thinks she loves someone else. After the wedding, Guy leaves Cat in Normandy without ever consummating the marriage. Guy does not return to Cat for five years. By the time he returns, Cat is resentful of his t...
Hearts of Fire
Richard of Rivaux is the son of Cat and Guy of Rivaux, heir to one of the greatest estates and most powerful families in medieval England and Normandy. He has just betrothed himself to the daughter of a powerful lord, when he meets Gilliane de Lacey, a poor woman far beneath his social class. Richard is capitivated by her. He convinces her to become his mistress. Gilliane knows that that Richard cannot marry her, but she loves Richard and becomes h...

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Lady of Fire
In 11th century Normandy, beautiful Eleanor of Nantes is much sought as a bride. But she loves Roger FitzGilbert, the one man she is forbidden to marry for Roger is believed to be the bastard son of Eleanor's father. Eleanor's father hopes to marry her to Henry, a younger son of William the Conqueror. Also contending for Eleanor's hand is Count Robert of Belesme. Robert, handsome, forceful and ruthless, pledges he will have Eleanor for his own. When...
Miss Gordon's Mistake
Kitty Gordon is an American orphan sent to live with relatives in England. She is not terribly happy but she thinks she can help her cousin Jessica. Jessica was married in name only to old Baron Haverhill six years before. She had not seen him since. Kitty decides to force Haverhill to give Jessica a divorce so Jessica can marry Charles, the man she loves. Armed with a pistol, Kitty goes to Haverhill's mansion and abducts the baron, who is surprisi...
Scandal Bound
Ellen Marling married fat old Baron Brockhaven for money. But as she prepares for her wedding night, she changes her mind and leaps out the bedroom window into the arms of Alex Devereux, Marquess of Trent, the most handsome, dangerous and scandal ridden lord in England. Alex was drunk otherwise he would not have agreed to take the plain young woman in his carriage across the length of England to York. He is even more surprised the next morning to re...
Secret Nights
Elise Rand's father, Bartholomew, is accused of murder. She wants him defended by the best lawyer in London, Patrick Hamilton. But Patrick is ambitious with plans for a great political career. Taking a murder case which looks like a loser will not help Patrick's reputation, so, he declines. But Elise is determined. In addition to money, she offers Patrick sex with her. Patrick gives in to his lust for the beautiful Elise and agrees to defend Bartho...
The Duke's Double
Joanna Sherwood was once married to Adrian Delacourt, the Duke of Roxbury. They were both very young and completely in love. But Adrian's mother led him to believe that Jo had an affair with his best friend, Gareth. Adrian divorced her. To escape the public humiliation, Jo fled to Italy and married Gareth. After Gareth's death, Jo returns to England with her two sons. Adrian meets the two boys when they are playing on his estate. The older boy look...
The Fire and the Fury
In 12th century England, Elizabeth of Rivaux was the beautiful eldest daughter of one of the most powerful families in England. But after her disasterous first marriage, she wants no husband and goes to defend her family's castle which is threatened in the fight between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen. Giles of Moray saves Elizabeth's life when she is attacked on the road. Despite the fact that she thinks he is a lout, Giles decides he wants a wo...


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